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Old 07-23-2019, 06:14 PM
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I am not entirely sure but I have notice similar differences on the dc-3 and Constellation/Starliner. It is either aerodynamic improvements or electronics component in the nose cone changed shape. Knowledge on drag maybe suggested a different shaped nose would be better so later models got the sleeker nose.
Thanks. Yeah that's what I figured but dumb ole me I like the old nose, it has more character. Or maybe it just looks older. Ha!
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:43 PM
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excellent start to the DC-4 i know a CS i'll do for it
Well, don`t keep us in suspense Doug, you gotta a pic. ???
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Old 07-24-2019, 02:01 PM
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ok i think i'll do the Buffalo airways DC-4 56 or 57 CS i did one for legomans DC3 - C47
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:41 PM
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This is a nice CS

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Old 07-24-2019, 04:14 PM
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Another day another dollar. I added the horizontal stabilizer today. I still need to add the little curve at the end.
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Old 07-25-2019, 03:35 PM
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really coming along nicely , looking like the DC-4
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Old 07-26-2019, 02:06 AM
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I added the vstab today so here's a render for you. I also wanted to mention I'll be reworking the Nacelles to make them look a bit more scale.
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Old 07-26-2019, 07:20 AM
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Looks great.
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Old 07-26-2019, 11:29 AM
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Looking great. Don't forget the diheeeeeeedral
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Old 07-26-2019, 01:15 PM
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Looking great. Don't forget the diheeeeeeedral
Sorry I don't like dihedral (will add later)
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Old 07-26-2019, 01:42 PM
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I started reworking the Nacelles this morning but didn't get very far before I broke off and looked for a better set of drawings. I ended up finding a better quality set of the same drawings I've been using so a little research paid off. Plus this set had one more drawing I hadn't seen before

The one thing I did was rotate the Nacelles to make the top and bottom flaps in the center that makes the top and bottom intake centered on them. I borrowed the Nacelles from the Clipper so they needed to be rotated. Next I'll reshape the front of them to match the curved look of the DC-4 Nacelles. I also need to make them longer so they have room for the main gear to retract in them. I don't know how perfect I'll get them so I might need a Hall Pass on that part.
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Old 07-26-2019, 03:01 PM
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I rounded out the Nacelles to match the DC-4 they're not perfect but much better than they were before. Next I'll rework the intakes.
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Old 07-26-2019, 03:53 PM
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Really looking fantastic Tech. Glad to see you decided to go ahead with the build.
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I rounded out the Nacelles to match the DC-4 they're not perfect but much better than they were before. Next I'll rework the intakes.
Incredible work on the detail. Will the FPS be ok with an average system ?
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Incredible work on the detail. Will the FPS be ok with an average system ?
it is usually more to do with the Physics complexity (aka the number of aerodynamic objects) than the total triangle count for fps. so yes it will be fine on an average system as long as he does not make the engines react to air
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